*BS*Dover Athletic will face Sussex opposition in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup this coming season.*BF*

The Football Association’s draw has thrown-up an away trip to either Redhill or Sidley on Saturday, September 1.

The experience may well be a culture shock for some of Whites’ new players as they adapt to football at non-league’s Step 4 level.

Redhill would seem the most likely opposition for Dover, given that former Deal boss Tommy Sampson has just taken over as manager of ‘The Lobsters’.

Should Athletic get through that tricky away tie, more travelling will be done in the 1st Qualifying Round with a journey to one of Burgess Hill, Westfield and Banstead on Saturday, September 15.

*BS*Other interesting 1QR ties include:*BF*
– Tooting & Mitcham/Cray v AFC Wimbledon
– Farnham/Ringmer/Chatham v Margate
– Maidstone v Erith & B./Ashford (Kent)
– Hastings v Ramsgate

In the FA Trophy, Dover have been given a home tie against Potters Bar in the Preliminary Round on Saturday, October 6.

Should Whites progress an away trip to either Maldon or Croydon Athletic will await Hess’s men.